Mumbai: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the BJP-led opposition for “indulging in horse-trading” and said, “everyone is united”.
“The election (Rajya Sabha) takes place here. It could have been two months ago, but they did not complete the buying and selling in Gujarat and Rajasthan, so they delayed it. The election is going to happen now and the situation is the same,” Gehlot said.
Ashok Gehlot’s statement comes after Congress Mahesh Joshi, the chief whip in the state assembly, wrote to Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) alleging that attempts are being made to destabilize the State Government by luring his party’s MLAs and independent MLAs who support the Government.
“How long will you do politics by indulging in horse-trading? It would not be surprising if Congress gives them a jolt in time to come. The public can understand everything. Today’s meeting was very fruitful. Everyone is united, we’ll meet again tomorrow,” the Chief Minister added.
“I have come to know from reliable sources that an attempt is being made to lure our legislators and independents to destabilize the government,” the letter reads.
The letter states that it is against the spirit and malicious act of the Constitution. Take action against those involved in such activities.
Congress MLAs along with independent legislators supporting the Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan attended a meeting at Jaipur’s Shiv Vilas Resort for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election.
Rajasthan has three Rajya Sabha seats up for election which will be held on June 19.
The Congress party has 107 MLAs, including six from the BSP who closed the camps last year. The party has the support of 12 of the 13 independents in the 200-member assembly.